Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Ballistics Analysis Engineer (Associate Mechanical Engineer) in Rocket Center, West Virginia
Ballistics Analysis Engineer (Associate Mechanical Engineer)
Locations:Rocket Center, WV
Categories: Engineering and Sciences
AtNorthrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsdesigns, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systemsis currently seeking aBallistics Analysis Engineerto join our team inRocket Center, WV, just outside of Cumberland, MD. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) site in Rocket Center designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. For decades, the dedicated and highly skilled team at ABL have supported national security efforts by developing and building defense systems for DoD customers and U.S. allies.
TheBallistics Analysis Engineer (Associate Mechanical Engineer)will work in the exciting and challenging world of tactical propulsion. Responsibilities center on the use of various technical principles and software to mathematically define problems, and compute the engineering characteristics and performance variables consistent with specifications, design needs, and requirements.
Foundations in math, physics, thermodynamics, propulsion, and computer skills are important in evaluating rocket motor performance of various defense and aerospace systems. Coursework and/or skills related to statics, dynamics, fluids, thermodynamics, rocket propulsion, computer skills/programming (MATLAB, FORTRAN, Solid Modeling, Excel) are all desirable.
Specific responsibilities include:
Use in-house developed software to analyze and predict pressure, thrust and other performance variables for given propulsion design
Provide technical assessments of results and provide recommendations/justifications for design modifications
Report analysis results in written and oral formats
Perform anomaly resolution and conduct special studies
Provide innovative and ingenious solutions to solve technically complex and challenging problems
Interface with internal/external customers and with support personnel in design and testing
Education and Experience:
BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, (3.0 GPA or higher)
Must be a U.S. citizen; ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance is required.
Working knowledge of rocket propulsion
Working knowledge of Thermochemical Codes and calculations
Proficiency with, MATLAB, FORTRAN, Siemens NX and Microsoft Office
Knowledge of CAD modeling
Script writing, workflow automation
Previous experience in an aerospace manufacturing facility is preferred
Skills and Abilities:
Oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Solid judgment and the ability to make sound decisions
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
Excellent attention to detail skills
If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Northrop Grumman is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
Northrop Grummanis committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visitwww.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Type:Full Time
Desired Travel:less than 25%
Years of Experience:0-1 Year